David Dawson’s Empire Noir boldly opened PNB’s 2016-17 Director’s Choice, the curtain rising on ten dancers in front of John Otto’s massive set piece: a… Read More »EPIC PROPORTIONS AT PNB’S DIRECTOR’S CHOICE
Originally from Louisiana, Charlotte received her BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Oklahoma. Performing professionally with Louisville Ballet, Augusta Ballet, and Ballet Nouveau Colorado, she danced works from classical to contemporary and modern choreography, and guest performed nationally. She has taught and choreographed nationwide for Augusta Ballet II, Western Arkansas Ballet, SWYB, Springville Ballet, the student company of BNC, and the 2011 International WaTER Conference, with choreography presented at SWRBA and OU’s Young Choreographers’ Showcase, OU Composers’ Recital, Frame by Frame, and Degrees of Rotation, which she also directed. She has worked with Oklahoma City Ballet as répétiteur for Robert Mills’ In Between Dreams. During her graduate studies, Charlotte was awarded the Ballets Russes Archive Fellowship, earned a Graduate Teaching Fellowship and the Miguel Terekhov Award for Ballet Choreography, and completed Jack Anderson’s dance criticism workshop hosted by Camille Hardy. Her thesis, Joanna Kneeland’s Therapeutic Barre: A Qualitative Analysis, explored task-specific warming up for ballet technique. After receiving her MFA in Dance from OU in 2012, Charlotte now lives in Seattle with her husband, Marcus.
While still a young company in its fifth year, Jessica Lang Dance, on tour in Seattle this November, displayed a cohesion of artistry that belied… Read More »Jessica Lang Dance: Catch It Where You Can
One great part of the Seattle dance scene is that there is a lot of dance happening: from big shows staged by PNB to small… Read More »Chamber Dance Company’s Snapshot of Postmodern Dance
Winding down its North American tour, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performed three shows at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre April 15-17. The New York City-based… Read More »Expectations and Triumphs with Ailey Tour
Under the artistic direction of Donald Byrd, Spectrum Dance Theater’s performances are always guaranteed to meld the talents of the dancers with Byrd’s highly intellectual… Read More »Transfigured Night: Gems in the Perfect Setting
The dance world has a distinct treasure in the University of Washington’s Chamber Dance Company. Founded by Artistic Director and UW Professor Hannah C. Wiley,… Read More »The Subtle Excellence of Experience at CDC